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19th Feb '18 11:30:47 AM nighttrainfm
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-->[[TheBadGuyWins I really did it]]. [[DeconstructedTrope ButÖ what exactly did I do? I know youíre supposed to kill the audienceóbut, after theyíre deadÖ youíre stuck.]] [[AndThenWhat If thereís no one out there in the dark to play toÖ then whatís the point? If there is no Batman to drive crazy, then whatís the point of being crazy? ]] IÖ I think Iím gonna puke. I think Iím gonna cry. But I canít cry: My make-upíll run. [[TomatoInTheMirror But itís not makeup, is it? Itís me!]] '''[[DefiedTrope No, itís not me. Not me at all. Itís a role Iíve been playing, to keep the audience amused. But the audience is gone now. The theaterís empty. And I donít have to play anymore]]'''. [[BoredWithInsanity Ah, what a lovely night. Skyís clear, airís so crisp and invigorating. But itís been a long day. I need to go find a nice hotelócheap, but niceóget a good nightís sleep. Tomorrow Iíll get up early, start pounding the pavement: I just know Iíll find a job right away]].

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-->[[TheBadGuyWins I really did it]]. [[DeconstructedTrope ButÖ what exactly did I do? I know youíre supposed to kill the audienceóbut, after theyíre deadÖ youíre stuck.]] [[AndThenWhat If thereís no one out there in the dark to play toÖ then whatís the point? If there is no Batman to drive crazy, then whatís the point of being crazy? ]] IÖ I think Iím gonna puke. I think Iím gonna cry. But I canít cry: My make-upíll run. [[TomatoInTheMirror But itís not makeup, is it? Itís me!]] '''[[DefiedTrope No, itís not me. Not me at all. Itís a role Iíve I’ve been playing, to keep the audience amused. But the audience is gone now. The theaterís empty. And I donít have to play anymore]]'''. [[BoredWithInsanity Ah, what a lovely night. Skyís clear, airís so crisp and invigorating. But itís been a long day. I need to go find a nice hotelócheap, but niceóget a good nightís sleep. Tomorrow Iíll get up early, start pounding the pavement: I just know Iíll find a job right away]].



-->'''Ashildir / Me:''' I know the Doctor. The Doctor would never --\\
'''Twelfth Doctor:''' ''The Doctor is no longer here!'' You are stuck with ''me!''


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** Taken further in the Twelfth Doctor's era, where he says he's just a man in a box telling stories - but if he tries very hard, then on a good day, he's the Doctor. Then we get this exchange when his patience ''really'' runs out.
-->'''Ashildir / Me:''' I know the Doctor. The Doctor would never --\\
'''Twelfth Doctor:''' ''The Doctor is no longer here!'' You are stuck with ''me!''
19th Feb '18 11:27:34 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Ashildir / Me:''' I know the Doctor. The Doctor would never --\\
'''Twelfth Doctor:''' ''The Doctor is no longer here!'' You are stuck with ''me!''
19th Feb '18 11:24:55 AM nighttrainfm
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Name of the Doctor", the Doctor tells Clara his true name: "The Doctor". He had a name before that, but that's not who he is anymore.
** In "The Beast Below", when believes his only choice is to either lobotomize the titular Beast to spare it pain or release it, killing the popluace of London riding on it through space, he says he'll have to find a new name because after that, he won't be The Doctor anymore. This theme is revisited in "The Day of the Doctor" with [[spoiler: the War Doctor, a regeneration between his Eighth and Ninth personas, who had to do things in the Time War that he couldn't continue calling himself The Doctor.]]

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Creator/StevenMoffat era treats
the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode Doctor's self-given title as, simultaneously, a goal they strive to live up to and the closest thing to a true name they have.
** In
"The Name of the Doctor", the Doctor tells Clara his true name: "The Doctor". He had a name before that, but that's not who he is anymore.
** In "The Beast Below", when Eleven believes his only choice is to either lobotomize the titular Beast to spare it pain or release it, killing the popluace populace of London riding on it through space, he says he'll have to find a new name because after that, he won't be The Doctor anymore. This theme is revisited in "The Day of the Doctor" with [[spoiler: the War Doctor, a regeneration between his Eighth and Ninth personas, who had to do things in the Time War that were so terrible he couldn't continue calling himself The Doctor.]]
17th Feb '18 11:55:53 PM nombretomado
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*** [[Creator/QuentinTarantino Tarantino]] [[{{Plagiarism}} largely cribbed]] this speech from Jules Feiffer's 1965 book ''The Great Comic Book Heroes'':

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*** [[Creator/QuentinTarantino Tarantino]] [[{{Plagiarism}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Plagiarism}} largely cribbed]] this speech from Jules Feiffer's 1965 book ''The Great Comic Book Heroes'':
16th Feb '18 4:03:41 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** In the "Batman RIP" storyline [[spoiler: a villain-induced psychological trauma "kills" Bruce Wayne]], and as a result, Batman [[spoiler: takes on an emergency backup persona as a garishly-costumed version of "Batman without Bruce", The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh[[note]]Unlike the Silver Age, Zur-En-Arrh is Bruce's emergency phrase "Zoro in Arkham"[[/note]], and goes around Gotham beating criminals with a Bat-bat along with a (maybe) hallucinatory Bat-Mite.]]

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** In the "Batman RIP" storyline [[spoiler: a villain-induced psychological trauma "kills" Bruce Wayne]], and as a result, Batman [[spoiler: takes on an emergency backup persona as a garishly-costumed version of "Batman without Bruce", The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh[[note]]Unlike the Silver Age, Zur-En-Arrh is Bruce's emergency phrase bad memory of the movie title "Zoro in Arkham"[[/note]], and goes around Gotham beating criminals with a Bat-bat along with a (maybe) hallucinatory Bat-Mite.]]
15th Feb '18 11:53:04 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** In the "Batman RIP" storyline [[spoiler: a villain-induced psychological trauma "kills" Bruce Wayne]], and as a result, Batman [[spoiler: takes on an emergency backup persona as a garishly-costumed version of "Batman without Bruce" and goes around Gotham beating criminals with a Bat-bat along with a (maybe) hallucinatory Bat-Mite.]]

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** In the "Batman RIP" storyline [[spoiler: a villain-induced psychological trauma "kills" Bruce Wayne]], and as a result, Batman [[spoiler: takes on an emergency backup persona as a garishly-costumed version of "Batman without Bruce" Bruce", The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh[[note]]Unlike the Silver Age, Zur-En-Arrh is Bruce's emergency phrase "Zoro in Arkham"[[/note]], and goes around Gotham beating criminals with a Bat-bat along with a (maybe) hallucinatory Bat-Mite.]]
7th Feb '18 3:48:42 PM SentaiRider2000
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** This troper has a theory that when his mother died, Anakin's personality became split into two. One is his regular self, and the other is his Vader persona, a much darker personality and that the two personalities clashed with each other during the Clone Wars. As the war went on, the good part of Anakin became weaker, while the Vader persona got stronger. His turn to ''{{TheDarkSide}}'' made his transformation into Vader only solidified his true identity. He may have had a similar identity crisis in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''

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** This troper has a theory that when his mother died, Anakin's personality became split into two. One is his regular self, and the other is his Vader persona, a much darker personality and that the two personalities clashed with each other during the Clone Wars. As the war went on, the good part of Anakin became weaker, while the Vader persona got stronger. His turn to ''{{TheDarkSide}}'' made his transformation into Vader only solidified his true identity. He may have had a similar identity crisis in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' when he was forced to choose between Luke or the Emperor, in his head it's a battle raging inside him between Anakin and Vader.
7th Feb '18 3:40:13 PM SentaiRider2000
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** This troper has a theory that when his mother died, Anakin's personality became split into two. One is his regular self, and the other is his Vader persona, a much darker personality and that the two personalities clashed with each other during the Clone Wars. As the war went on, the good part of Anakin became weaker, while the Vader persona got stronger. His turn to ''{{TheDarkSide}}'' made his transformation into Vader only solidified his true identity. He may have had a similar identity crisis in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''
23rd Jan '18 4:59:46 AM Mareon
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-->'''V''': There is a face beneath this mask, but it's not me. I am no more that face then I am the muscles beneath it, or the bones beneath that.

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-->'''V''': There is a face beneath this mask, but it's not me. I am no more that face then I am the muscles beneath it, or the bones beneath that. \\
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'''Finch:''' Who was he? \\
'''Evey:''' He was Edmond Dantes. And he was my father... and my mother. My brother. My friend. He was you... ...and me. He was all of us.
19th Dec '17 10:39:17 AM sgamer82
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* The Red Panda, of ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'', is scornful of the man he once was, a millionaire playboy who was so bored he picked up superheroing for a lark... and ended up BecomingTheMask when he realized how empty his life had been. Kit Baxter's understanding of this side of the Red Panda is his given reason for why she was accepted as his sidekick when she revealed she knew his identity and wanted in, rather than hypnotized into forgetting about it.

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* The Red Panda, of ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'', is scornful of the man he once was, a millionaire playboy who was so bored he picked up superheroing for a lark... and ended up BecomingTheMask when he realized how empty his life had been. Kit Baxter's understanding of this side of the Red Panda is his given reason for why she was accepted as his sidekick when she revealed she knew his identity and wanted in, rather than hypnotized hypnotizing her into forgetting about it.
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